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The Native Garden on View From the Bay

Check out this great story on our native garden with Leigh Glaser from ABC 7.

The Native Wildflower Meadow at its peak!

Saxon Holt captures the bloom

The Natives Erupt!

Come see Spring exploding.  The Native Plant Garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden will be at the height of its outrageous bloom in April.   With hundreds of plants flowering, there is no closer place for San Franciscans to see California’s famous wildflowers doing their thing than right here in Golden Gate Park. Read the full story »

Looking For a Miracle? Start Composting

Yum.  A nutrition-packed tub of homemade compost

It’s Composting Time!

Some call it compost, some call it humus, I call it a miracle.  It’s easy to make.   The trash you’re dealing with was designed to decompose–It’ll rot all on its own.  Here’s some tips for making compost. Read the full story »

The Hortiphile Takes Root

03 Feb 20103 in New at SFBG

Welcome to the debut of the Hortiphile, the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society’s blog on all things green and plant-centric.  We look forward to your participation with gardening tips, pictures of plants that thrive in the Bay Area and your favorite gardens and plants at the SFBG. Read the full story »

  • Covering all things plant/garden/nature-related, The SFBG Hortiphile is one part newspaper, one part bulletin board, one part water cooler and one part hanging over the back fence talking to your neighbor. It's a place for Bay Area folks to share news, ideas, tips and hints for living the green life.